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I'm A Soldier (In the Army of the Lord) / Ain't But One Way to Glory4774A, , , , , 8-31-1941, , , , , ,

Performances interspersed with testimony. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

I'm Gonna Lift Up A Standard for My King4775A2, , , , , 8-31-1941, , , , ,

Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

Build Up A Building for the Lord / One Day, Lord (I'll Give Up This World and Follow You) / Testimonials / He Died for Me4775B, , , , , 8-31-1941, , , , , ,

Performance followed by testimonials, including some instances of speech-in-tongues and “getting happy.” (These bands are identified as “Sermon and singing” on AFS cards.) Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

Worship service (testimonials and prayers) / Amen Amen Amen4776A, , , , , 8/31/1941, , , , , ,

Performance of “Amen Amen Amen” is preceded by an introduction of “Mother Vickson” from Shelby, Miss., with both testimonials and prayers before and after. Band is identified simply as “Singing” on AFS card. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

If You Put Your Trust In Jesus, Everything Will Be All Right6634A4, 7-26-1942, , ,

Severe speed fluctuation.

Jesus Is My Everything (part 1)6637B1, 7-26-1942, , , ,
Jesus Is My Everything (part 2)6637B2, 7-26-1942, , , ,
Mary Mack6643B6, , , 7-28-1942, ,

Demonstration of game follows.

I'm A Funny Little Dutch Girl6643B7, , , 7-28-1942, ,

Mason sings the song unaccompanied then demonstrates the game.

Chicka Ma, Chicka Ma, Caney Crow6643B8, , , 7-28-1942, ,
Shortenin' Bread (#1)6644A1, , , 7-28-1942, ,
Mister Frog Went A-Courtin' (#1)6644A2, , , 7-28-1942Froggie Went A-Courtin', ,
Sally Go Round the Sunshine6644A3, , , 7-28-1942, ,
Little Sally Walker6644A4, , , 7-28-1942, ,
Pullin' the Skiff6644A5, , , 7-28-1942, ,
Rock Daniel6644A67-28-1942, ,

First name unknown.

What A Time (Shout for Joy) / Interview about shouting, the sanctified church, and singing at work6644A7, 7-28-1942, ,

Followed by discussion (with John Cameron) about shouting and getting happy in church. Lomax attempts to coax Ms. Williams to talk about the sanctified church, the “new religion,” but she doesn’t recognize it as such. Discussion continues about singing at work and cotton picking.

Satisfy (#1)6644B3, , , , 7-28-1942Satisfied, ,
Ice Cream, Soda Water6644B5, , , , 7-28-1942, ,
Satisfy (#1)6656A1, 8-10-1942, ,
Satisfy (#2)6656A2, 8-10-1942, ,

Followed by a girl named Louise Hicks introducing herself before singing a version that wasn’t recorded.

Uncle John's Rabbit6656A4, 8-10-1942, ,
Little Girls, Little Girls (#2)6656B12, 8-10-1942, ,

A mixed group responds. (This group likely is that which appears in the film footage.)

Shortenin' Bread (#2)6657A5, 8-11-1942, ,

(Unclear whether she announces her middle name as “Ford” or “Forrest.”)

Aunt Dinah's Dead (#2)6657B8, 8-11-1942, ,
Jump for Joy6665B2, 7-30-1942, ,
To Be Sho' (#1)6665B3, , 7-30-1942, ,

Preceded by introduction of her learning the song at “the old Negro school” east of Lyons, Miss. Identified on AFS card as “Tip A Gho” [sic].

To Be Sho' (#2)6665B4, , 7-30-1942, ,

Identified on AFS card as “Tip A Gho” [sic].

Old Georgia Rabbit6665B5, 7-30-1942, ,

Preceded by introduction of her learning the song at a school at Alligator, Miss.

Ain't Gonna Rain No More (#1)6665B6, 7-30-1942, ,

Ms. Teague announces that she learned this song in junior high school in Davenport, Miss.

6669B1, , , , ,

Identified on AFS card as “Gwan Down Rabbit.”

Go On Down, Rabbit (#2)6669B2, 8-12-1942, , ,

Identified on AFS card as “Gwan Down Rabbit.”

Satisfy6669B3, 8-12-1942, , , Y/
Sea Lion6669B4, 8-12-1942, , ,